Carrying on his family's legal legacy, Edward "Toby" Buttimer started practicing law with his father and younger brother at Buttimer Law Firm in Savannah after receiving his J.D. from the University of Georgia Law School.
Buttimer, who received his B.A. in history from Armstrong Atlantic State University, is a fifth-generation Irish-American with ancestors from Co. Cork. He has participated in the Savannah St. Patrick's Day celebration almost every year of his life, the first time when he was three months old. He has served as both a member and president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Monsignor Daniel J. Bourke Division One.
Buttimer, who is the proud father of Conor Patrick (named for the protagonist in Leon Uris' novel Trinity), says that being part of the larger Irish-American community in Savannah is very rewarding, and notes that, "Ireland's music, art, literature, and the richness of its history has influenced the rest of the world in an amazingly disproportionate measure to its relatively small geographical size."
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